GRC Tools and Techniques Seminar -
Join SEG on December 3, 2009 for a panel discussion focused on
understanding the ever evolving state of Governance, Risk, and Controls
applications and processes. For more information, please view our GRC
invitation by clicking
Complying with J SOX: Creating an Integrated
and Efficient Compliance Process - SEG Thought Leadership Seminar
Business Combination: The State of the Deal
Markets and Applications of FASB 141R - SEG Thought Leadership
Institute of Internal Auditor's General
Audit Management Conference - March 16-18, 2008 in Las Vegas -
visit SEG at booth #408
Computer Assisted Audit Techniques and Fraud Risk Assessment Seminar:
The growing complexity of computer systems and accounting applications have revolutionized the accounting field. Fraudsters take advantage of this opportunity through vulnerabilities in the systems and their controls. Data analysis is the automated extraction of volumes of data, usually databases containing records such as account information, general ledgers, payroll, and sales records. Through sophisticated testing of this data one can take advantage of CAATs to detect the red flags of fraud and assist in fraud prevention.
The risk of fraud can be reduced through a combination of prevention, deterrence, and detection measures. Fraud risk assessment is a proactive approach in identifying hidden fraud risks specific to the organization, and work to mitigate those risks to avoid loss of company assets. Successful fraud risk assessments employ a risk-based approach to both analyze inherent risk for fraud and identify and map internal controls to those risks to reduce potential occurrences within or against the organization.
Compliance and Fraud Risk Minimization Seminar with RGL:
SEG partnered with the RGL Forensic Accountants and Consultants to present this seminar for small to mid-sized companies.
Growing companies face significant challenges in maintaining regulatory compliance and minimizing fraud risk. As Sarbanes-Oxley, US GAAP, and SEC regulations evolve, the level of complexity that finance leaders in smaller companies must deal with grows exponentially. Additionally, the ability of companies to efficiently minimize the risk associated with errors, misappropriations, and fraudulent activities has become even more critical, particularly in organizations challenged by an infrastructure struggling to support substantial top line growth. This program is valuable for both current public companies as well as growing private companies contemplating an IPO, private equity transaction or merger.
This seminar, provided an overview on best practices in the areas of:
- Reporting and regulatory compliance requirement updates for smaller companies
- Development of principle-based risk management programs
- Use of continuous monitoring to minimize risk
- Effective use of analytical information to identify potential fraud risks
- Performing detailed vendor reviews to identify areas of risk of misappropriation and collusion of vendors with employees
Regulatory Compliance for Smaller Companies Seminar:
Small and mid-sized companies face significant challenges in maintaining regulatory compliance. As Sarbanes-Oxley, US GAAP, and SEC regulations evolve, the level of complexity that finance leaders in smaller companies must deal with grows exponentially. This program is valuable for both current public companies as well as growing private companies contemplating an IPO, private equity transaction or merger.
In this seminar, our experts provided a comprehensive overview of the latest issues impacting smaller companies in the following areas:
- SEC & US GAAP hot topics for smaller companies
- Executive compensation and option backdating
- Revenue recognition and business combinations
- Derivative financial instruments and fair value
- Sarbanes-Oxley complianc
- Latest SEC & PCAOB rule releases
- New COSO guidance for smaller public and private companies
- SOX compliance best practices for smaller companies
Internal Audit Resource Challenges and Opportunities Roundtable Discussion:
Regulatory complexity and an enhanced focus on corporate governance have driven a new demand for talented auditors while reinvigorating internal audit as a career option for accountants in the United States.
This roundtable discussion amongst local internal audit leaders aimed at unveiling best practices and strategies for overcoming the short supply of talented auditors and was designed to provide insight into the challenges and opportunities facing the internal audit community.
Fin 48 Uncertain Tax Positions Seminar:
With the advent of FIN 48 (applicable for fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2006) accounting and reporting for income taxes just became a little more complex. This program provided attendees with important insights into the requirements of FIN 48 and outlined the steps that every company should take to successfully comply with this new standard.
Specific points of focus included implementation guidance on the recognition and measurement provisions of FIN 48 as well as insights on key issues like interim period reporting, disclosure requirements, and transition methods.